Remote, UK

Linux Systems Administrator

The Opportunity

In your role as  Linux Systems Administrator, you will become a valued member of a dynamic and responsive team, working to design, implement and maintain enterprise grade IT systems (services, server, storage and network) along with our internal compute clusters, all of which underpin the services used by Engineering, Data Scientist and other functions within Featurespace.

This role can be based remotely across the UK, however living within commutable distance to our Cambridge office is a definite plus. This is a full-time position with flexible working hours, but the team are also happy to consider flexible working options such as job sharing for the right candidate.

Day to Day

  • Ensure all systems are maintained, monitored and alerts are raised and handled appropriately
  • Collaborate with colleagues to automate platform support, processes, standards and tools
  • Write and maintain code for automating the creation of scalable/resilient systems/infrastructure/platform services
  • Design, implement, and maintain server, storage, network, and security infrastructure
  • Develop, implement, and test data backup and recovery, and disaster recovery procedures
  • Write and maintain clear, concise documentation and operational standards including service and infrastructure diagrams
  • Ensure global standards and best practices are adhered for systems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues production environments
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About you

Must haves:

  • Strong experience with Linux (Centos or equivalent)
  • Experience with Python, shell scripts and command-line tools
  • Prior experience using automation tools (Ansible, Puppet or Chef)
  • Understanding of immutable infrastructure and infrastructure as code concepts
  • Knowledge of containerisation and related orchestration technologies
  • Knowledge of the various services and capabilities of cloud computing platforms (AWS, GPC, and Azure)
  • Strong awareness of IT security and best practice
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and organisations

Great to haves:

  • Knowledge of infrastructure virtualisation such as Hyper-V or VMware
  • Experience maintaining OpenStack
  • Experience maintaining build system, source code management, TeamCity and GitLab services
  • Experience working with and in a highly secured technical environments
  • Knowledge of IP networking, DNS, and firewalling
  • Experience enterprise storage including ISCSI and SAN technology
  • Experience running and maintaining on-premise data centres and remote Colo facilities
  • Experience working in an IT environment that adheres to one of the following standards (PCI-DSS, ISO27001)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer Science preferred) or equivalent experience

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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